OIL/GAS

FERC gives OK for Rover line

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday gave Rover Pipeline permission to begin full service on the second of its two 42-inch diameter mainlines.

The second mainline had been in partial service since April 25.

Texas-based Energy Transfer started building the $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline last year. The project is designed to carry 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day from the Utica and Marcellus shales to markets in Canada and the United States.

The two mainlines cross Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

In granting Rover’s in-service request, FERC noted that final restoration work on a supply connector and the second mainline was 90 percent finished. Rover estimated restoration would be complete by July 24.

— Canton Repository GateHouse Media Ohio

EMPLOYMENT

Stow newcomer to hire 300

Manufacturing company Innovative Fabrications plans to hire more than 300 people for its new site in the former Wrayco LLC building on Seasons Road in Stow, Crain’s Cleveland Business reported.

The company plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

HEalth care

Service expands to Summit

Mahoning Valley-based Patriot at Home has expanded its in-home nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services to Summit County, the company announced in a news release Thursday.

The veteran-owned company opened in 2011 to provide homebound residents medical treatment, nurse visits, wound care, therapy sessions and more.

For more information, visit www.patriotathome.org or call 330-306-9651.

ONLINE RETAIL

Walmart unveils text service

Walmart is unveiling a $50-a-month membership service that lets harried shoppers use text messages to order items to be home delivered.

Jetblack marks the latest effort by the nation’s largest retailer to cater to higher-income shoppers. It’s being tested in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.

The service will offer same-day and next-day delivery at no extra charge. It allows shoppers to order everything from birthday gifts to household essentials based on curated shopping recommendations.

REAL ESTATE

Pending home sales decline

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April, reflecting the dearth of properties being listed for sale in the U.S. right now.

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index fell 1.3 percent in April to 106.4, after rising for two consecutive months. The index has drifted downward 2.1 percent from a year ago as the housing shortage has grown more intense.

Compiled from staff and wire reports.